Taxand, a large organisation of tax advisors to multinational businesses, has appointed Richard Baxter, a managing director with Taxand UK, Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, as the new leader of its Global Indirect Tax Service Line.
Baxter brings more than 20 years of indirect tax experience to the role. Over the course of his career he has led global assignments with a focus on international VAT for major European and US multinational companies. He also has particular expertise in managing VAT technology applications projects and leading the implementation of indirect tax reporting tools globally. He is well versed in negotiating at senior levels with tax authorities and managing tax cases to ECJ, VAT Tribunal and the High Court. Prior to joining Taxand, Baxter led the Indirect Tax Compliance and Risk practice of Deloitte and previously was head of the Indirect Tax team with Arthur Andersen.
Baxter will be supported by Alain Recoules, a partner with Taxand France, Arsene Taxand, as deputy leader of the Taxand Global Indirect Tax Service Line. Recoules is an expert in VAT and international trade regulations, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) specialist and has in-depth knowledge of the retail, leisure, computer services and banking and fund management industries at a European level. Before joining Taxand, Recoules was joint head of Landwell’s VAT/customs practice and prior to this position, led the VAT/customs practice that he created at Andersen Legal.
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